CPC Brooklyn Community Services Hosts Educational Traumatic Brain Injury Workshop
Brooklyn Community Services partnered with NYU Langone to present on a very important topic: Traumatic Brain Injury. This workshop was held on Thursday, August 29th, at Brooklyn Community Center, located at 4101 8th Ave, 5th Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11232.
What is traumatic brain injury (TBI)? TBI is the result of an injury to the brain caused by something hitting your head or hitting your head against something. There are many symptoms and they can range in severity so if you think you may have TBI, get screened. Even an injury from years ago can still cause new symptoms to appear over time. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury and the elderly are at even more risk of falling and injuring themselves. TBI can happen to anyone, but certain groups are more vulnerable to injury, such as the elderly and people in certain high-risk occupations.
Thank you to our wonderful speakers for coming out and sharing valuable information to our community members. We are extremely grateful for Huihui Li, Xue Mei Wang, Michelle Smith, and Olga Garduño-Ortega from NYU Langone.
If you were unable to join our workshop today but you or someone you know may benefit from a free TBI screening, call NYU Langone at 917-376-2270.
This workshop was made in partnership with NYU Langone and NYS Office for New Americans. If you are interested in future community-based workshops, please call Brooklyn Community Services at 718-492-0409 ext. 313 and ask for Ms. Shuping Deng.